Kenyan Orphan Elected Student Body Chairperson at St. Paul's University

Orphan Linet Achieng is the first woman to be elected to the prestigious leadership position of Student Body Chairperson at St. Paul's University. Before attending college, Linet was raised by Hekima Place children's home in Kiserian, Kenya. Ms. Achieng attends St. Paul's University on a scholarship awarded by Kingdom Ridge Capital, a hedge fund based in White Plains, New York.

Kingdom Ridge Capital, LLC announced today that Linet Achieng of Hekima Place, a home for orphaned and vulnerable girls in Kenya, has been elected student body Chairperson at St. Paul’s University for the 2016-17 school year.  Linet is the first woman to hold the Chairperson position at St. Paul’s University.  Ms. Achieng is attending St. Paul’s University in Nairobi, Kenya on a scholarship awarded by Kingdom Ridge Capital, LLC of White Plains, New York.

Hekima Place, founded by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Kate Fletcher, is a home for orphaned and vulnerable girls in Kenya, many of whom have been orphaned because of HIV/AIDS.  Hekima Place, located in the Rift Valley Province town of Kiserian, Kenya, is now home to 85 girls, including 20 who attend universities and vocational training schools throughout Kenya.   

“Linet was one of the first girls Kate took in ten years ago” said Chris Zepf, Founder and Managing Principal of Kingdom Ridge Capital. “It is heartwarming to see what Linet has accomplished with the opportunity Hekima Place  provided.”  

Mr. Zepf, who is a member of the Hekima Place Board of Directors, continued, “We are so proud of Linet and look forward to seeing the wonderful things she will accomplish over the next ten years and beyond.”

Hekima Place opened its doors in 2005.  The children’s home provides girls who have been orphaned, abandoned, or victimized by abuse with a safe, loving, faith-based home that supports excellence in education and empowerment for their futures.  Hekima Place is a 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The life-changing work of Hekima Place is supported by individuals, churches and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Kenya. 

Source: Kingdom Ridge Capital, LLC


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